London, WC2H 0DT United Kingdom
As the human species hurtles ever faster toward its own extinction, the idea of climate engineering has a seductive allure: geoengineering—large-scale, manual intervention in the Earth’s systems—might buy us time, remove carbon, offset industrial damage. Yet we’re right to fear that such technologies will be used to maintain the status quo.
Fusing her extensive scientific research with exploratory speculative fiction, Holly Jean Buck takes the stage to discuss the current narrative of geoengineering, rehabilitating the potential of intervention in our environment as a radical act of salvation, and demonstrating the hows and whys of the kind of massive social change necessary to ensure the possible futures of degrowth, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and climate justice.
The event will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road